Posts Tagged ‘THQ’

Episode 75: Indie Douche

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Episode 75: Indie Douche

– In episode 75, the crew of Mad As Hell Gamers tackle such topics as who are the douches of the indie game industry, what games might be announced at GamesCom according to the Games With Gold releases, and why Nintendo is losing the next gen console war, even when they don’t have any competition.  All that and much more.

Microsoft to Reverse Their Position On Indie Games?
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/24/microsoft-to-announce-indie-self-publishing-new-certification-process.aspx
Confirmed
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4553946/microsoft-details-xbox-one-indie-self-publishing
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/report-microsoft-to-finally-let-indie-developers-self-publish-on-xbox-live/
Phil Fish Goes Postal and Cancels FEZ 2
https://twitter.com/Polytron/status/361188665709436928
http://vimeo.com/71173033
 Dead Rising 3 was Almost a 360 title but proved too much for current hardware (Ranger)
http://www.destructoid.com/dead-rising-3-started-on-360-pushed-the-hardware-too-far-258452.phtml
Dead Rising 3 Video Documentory from ComicCon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTe4dChYks8
Saints Row IV DLC Coming 45 Days After Launch
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/22/report-enter-the-dominatrix-is-saints-row-4s-first-dlc-coming/
Getting Season Pass
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/24/saints-row-4-gets-dlc-season-pass-includes-enter-the-dominatrix/
EA Well Into Development of Battlefront 3, Targeting Release in 2015
http://www.videogamer.com/xboxone/nextgen_battlefront/news/dice_well_into_development_on_star_wars_battlefront.html
Disney Infinity – A Deeper Game Than We Thought?
http://www.oxm.co.uk/59083/features/eight-reasons-disney-infinity-will-genuinely-appeal-to-real-gamers/
Sony Giving Out Free Dev Kits to Indie Developers
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4553842/so-how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-for-playstation-4
New Details on Achievements 2.0, Challenges and the Game DVR
http://www.oxm.co.uk/58952/features/how-microsofts-super-charged-xbox-one-achievements-gamerscore-20-challenges-game-dvr-and-more/
Kinect 2.0 Features to Get Excited About
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1j2igv/list_of_kinect_features_i_have_seen_that_are/
More On the New Reputation System
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/microsoft-gives-a-damn-bout-your-bad-reputation-on-xbox-one/
South Park creators were unaware of THQ sale until it was in the news (Ranger)
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/19/south-park-creators-were-unaware-of-thq-sale-until-it-was-in-the/
Ouya Game Sales Not Doing Well
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/ouya-developers-report-poor-to-middling-sales-figures-for-early-games/
Ouya Says Its Better Than Expected
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/25/4556034/ouya-julie-uhrman-exclusive-intervew-sales-numbers
73% of Ouya Owners Haven’t Paid for a Game (Including Me)
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/73-percent-of-ouya-owners-havent-paid-for-a-single-game/
Nintendo Sold 160,000 Wii U’s in Three Months, Sold More Wii’s In Same Time Frame
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/31/4574032/nintendo-earnings-q1-2013
Thoughts on The Castle Doctrine:
http://thecastledoctrine.net/
Human likenesses are not protected speech (NCAA Football game at the heart of the suit):
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/197436/Human_likenesses_are_not_protected_speech_US_court_rules.php

Episode 62: Lens Flare Free

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Episode 62: Lens Flare Free

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and I finally talk about the Game of the Generation and you might be surprised and not surprised by some of the answers.  We also talk about gun politics and classic sci-fi movies like the Running Man.  We had to split!  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to fill out the survey.

The Gun and Games Debate
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/did-president-obama-just-order-the-government-to-study-video-game-violence/
Obama and Biden Try to Curb Gun Violence in Video Games
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/14/vice-president-joe-biden-to-games-industry-you-have-not-been-s/
House Bill To Fine Games with No ERSB Rating, Ban Selling AO Titles to Minors
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/17/house-bill-proposes-fines-on-retail-games-without-esrb-ratings/
Dead Island: Riptide’s Cool Statue
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/dead-island-riptides-uk-zombie-bait-edition-comes-with-blood/
Deep Silver Apologizes for the statue, but No Mention of Pulling It
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/deep-silver-apologizes-for-gruesome-statue/
SW: The Old Republic – Now with More Gay Planets
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/old-republic-to-segregate-same-gender-relationships-to-a-single-planet/
Disney Infinity Is the Next Skylanders
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/disney-infinity-powered-by-plastic-incredibles-monsters-pirate/
Similar Price to Skylanders Too
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/16/disney-infinity-starter-pack-priced-74-99-play-sets-34-99/
Full Character List
http://www.joystiq.com/screenshots/disney-infinity/#/30
Gearbox Turned Down Doing a CoD Game
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/386247/gearbox-turned-down-offer-to-develop-call-of-duty-game-report/
– “You have to do what is expected of a Call of Duty. In this I see but no real challenge for us.” – Randy Pitchford
Amra Devs Accused of Spying in Greece Are Out on Bail
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/detained-arma-devs-released/
Sony/Kevin Butler Settle Suit
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/191115/sony-settles-with-kevin-butler-actor-over-bridge.html#axzz2I6orQvBH
Atari Files for Bankrupcy
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/todays-atari-bankruptcy-latest-in-a-long-history-of-corporate-deaths/
THQ Sells Into Five Parts
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/24/court-approves-thq-asset-sales/

Episode 61: Still Here…Awkward

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Episode 61: Still Here…Awkward

– In this episode, the terrific trio of gamers talk about who might or might not make the Baseball Hall Of Fame, the number of votes Curt Schilling got for the Hall, what we thought of the movie Bachelors Party with Tom Hanks, and which of the big three Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony might be out of the console business after then next generation.  Enjou

Xbox Live Fee Needs an Overhaul – GameSpot
http://www.gamespot.com/features/xbox-live-no-longer-the-gold-standard-6401861/?tag=Topslot%3bXboxLiveNoLongerTheGoldStandard%3bXboxLiveNoLongerThe%3bReadMore
The Walking Dead Game By Telltale Sells 8.5 Million Episodes
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/06/telltale-the-walking-dead-has-sold-8-5-million-episodes/
The Walking Dead Game to Get Season 2
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/telltale-figuring-out-save-file-transfers-to-walking-dead-seas/
DayZ Closed Beta Test
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/dayz-standalone-ambition-expands-imminent-closed-test-to-dictat/
More Problems for WarZ
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12/24/the-war-zs-trademark-suspended-name-change-likely/
Ouya Dev Consoles Ship
http://www.ouya.tv/its-open-season/
Android Gaming Devices
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/nvidia-unveils-project-shield/
No SteamBox in 2013
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/valve-engineer-no-plans-to-announce-steam-box-in-2013/
More on the Steam Box:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3852144/gabe-newell-interview-steam-box-future-of-gaming
Sony’s New Patent on Preventing Used Games
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/examining-sonys-internet-free-method-for-blocking-used-game-sales/
THQ Up For Sale
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/thq-auction-details/
GameStop Sales Are Down…Again
http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01/gamestop-edges-towards-irrelevance-as-holiday-sales-fall/
Microsoft’s Illumiroom Concept:
http://kotaku.com/5974616/microsofts-illumiroom-concept-turns-your-entire-room-into-a-video-game-level
It Came Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/15byj8/my_pulp_fiction_theory/

Episode 60: End of the World Show

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Episode 60: End of the World Show

– In the last show ever (unless the world doesn’t end), we talk about a lot of things.  We get into the gun control/video game violence not being the problem in today’s society.  We also attempt to conquer the game of the year question, and to our surprise there were very few good games this year.  Enjoy the show and I hope you live long enough to hear it!

Data Disproves the Violent Video Game Argument
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/12/data-helps-rebut-the-violent-video-games-cause-shootings-argument/
The Gun Control Argument
http://www.thisistrue.com/blog-thinking_about_newtown.html
LucasArts Claims BattleFront III was 99% Complete
http://kotaku.com/5964799/battlefront-iii-was-99-percent-done-when-lucasarts-scrapped-it
According to Ex LucasArts Employee: Bullshit!
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-04-ex-lucasarts-source-claim-that-star-wars-battlefront-3-was-99-per-cent-complete-is-just-bulls
Borderlands 2 Third DLC Details
http://kotaku.com/5970038/5-things-you-should-know-about-borderlands-2s-next-dlc
Gears of War: Judgment – Horde Mode Still Not Confirmed
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/12/14/epic-clarifies-lack-of-down-but-not-out-in-gears-of-war-judgm/
BLOPS Sales Are Down 15% from MW3
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/29/analyst-black-ops-2-sales-a-cause-for-concern-downgrades-act/
SteamBox 
http://m.joystiq.com/2012/12/08/valves-gabe-newell-talks-turnkey-living-room-hardware/?post=1&icid=joystiq_pc_art
WarZ Crazyness
http://kotaku.com/5969784/the-war-z-mess-every-crazy-detail-we-know-so-far?popular=true
Disney Signs Deal with Netflix (Star Wars Streaming!!!)
http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/4/3727688/netflix-streaming-rights-new-disney-marvel-pixar-movies
Think VGA was a buy in award system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Video_Game_Awards
Try
http://kotaku.com/5966970/dont-like-the-winners-from-the-2012-vgas-get-a-second-opinion-from-machinimas-igas?popular=
Donate to THQ and think of the Purple Dildos that don’t have a home
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/humble-bundle-goes-corporate-with-drm-protected-thq-sale/
THQ Files for Bankruptcy, Will Still Make Games
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/12/thq-files-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy-will-continue-to-operate/
Crowdfunding gone wrong?
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/183960/Opinion_Black_Isle_is_a_great_case_study_in_how_to_NOT_crowdfund_your_game.php
http://blackisle.com/

Episode 58: Negative Man Cards

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Episode 58: Negative Man Cards

– In this show, we are missing an co-host but we take care of that by talking about man cards and losing them in humiliating ways.  We also talk about games and have an in-depth talk about the movie Prometheus.  Enjoy the show…

Project Destiny Hands On/Update
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/06/rumor-demonware-with-bungie-on-destiny-report-of-hands-on-pl/
Assassin’s Creed DLC – King George Washington
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/03/assassins-creed-3-dlc-tells-the-alternate-history-of-king-wash/
Former GameStop VP Pleads Guilty for Embezzlement
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/03/former-gamestop-vp-pleads-guilty-to-embezzling-almost-2-million/
THQ Seeking Strategic Alternatives
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/06/thq-stock-plummets/
MS Wants You To Stream Movies, but Pay More for an Audience
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/07/microsoft-files-patent-for-device-that-enforces-licenses-through/
SEALs in Trouble for Helping MOH: Warfighter Game
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/09/report-seals-disciplined-over-moh-warfighter-involvement-walr/
External Storage Limit on 360 Increased to 32GB
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/09/xbox-360-usb-data-storage-limit-doubled-to-32gb/
Where did his balls go?
http://www.reddit.com/r/confession/comments/137owz/my_wife_makes_me_wear_a_chastity_and_its_not_for/

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